University of Madras, Chennai, has invited applications for admissions to Masters of Science (M.Sc.) programme in Geoinformatics. This two-year programme will be offered at the Department of Geography under private study (CBCS-semester pattern). The interested and eligible candidates can apply latest by July 31.
The candidates willing to take admissions to this course are required to possess a BA/ B.Sc degree having subjects such as Geography/ Geology/ Physics/ Environmental Sciences/ Computer Science/ Computer Applications/ Information Technology/ Agriculture/ Remote Sensing as the main subject of study or Geography as one of the subjects of study. Also, the candidates should have knowledge of Mathematics/ Statistics at least at Class 12 level. Or the candidates should possess a B.E. degree in Civil Engineering or any Information Technology related field.
How to apply:
In order to apply, the candidates are required to log in to the official website to obtain the application form. The duly filled application form must be sent to "The Professor and Head, Department of Geography, University of Madras, Chepauk, Chennai-600 005".
The candidates are required to pay an application fee of Rs 300 by means of demand draft, to be enclosed with the application form. The students can pay their fees in demand draft (DD) in favour of "The Registrar, University of Madras, Chennai".
Instructions to candidates:
The candidates should read the prospectus carefully before filling-in the application. Applications must be complete in all respects. Incomplete applications will be rejected without any intimation;
Attested copies of mark statements of the qualifying examination are required to be sent along with the filled-in application form. However, the applicants who will appear for the final semester examinations during April/ May 2014 shall send the application form along with the attested mark statements up to five semesters;
The candidates who have passed their qualifying examination from other Universities shall obtain the eligibility certificate from the University of Madras and submit the same at the time of admission to the course of study;
To obtain the eligibility certificate, the candidates are directed to contact the university information centre (enquiry office)/ ERC section of this university;
The candidates should attach a Rs 20 stamped self-addressed 24x12 cm envelope along with filled-in application;
University of Madras is not responsible for any postal delay or loss in transit. The university reserves the rights to not to conduct any of the courses if the circumstances so warranted without assigning any reasons.
Anything new about stirling engines in Cal?
Looking for an update. Everything I find from google news is almost a year old. This is from the stirling engine deal with Southern Edison to build a 500MW plant outside of LA.
What geographical areas are best suited for a solar dish farm?
The southwest region of the United States is ideally suited for this. In fact, a solar farm 100 miles by 100 miles could satisfy 100% of the Americaâs annual electrical needs. Solar technology primarily addresses the peak power demands facing utility companies in the Southwest U.S. and other solar-rich areas.
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technology - Silicon Valley
finance - New York
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"I got to get back to Omaha. I just miss those snow covered plains."
4,000 Year Old Greenlander
WASHINGTON (Reuters) â Scientists have sequenced the DNA from four frozen hairs of a Greenlander who died 4,000 years ago in a study they say takes genetic technology into several new realms.
Surprisingly, the long-dead man appears to have originated in Siberia and is unrelated to modern Greenlanders, Morten Rasmussen of the University of Copenhagen and colleagues found.
"This provides evidence for a migration from Siberia into the New World some 5,500 years ago, independent of that giving rise to the modern Native Americans and Inuit," the researchers wrote in Thursday's issue of the journal Nature